French Café           


Our Enterprise Committee will be running a French café every day from 25-27th March during break and lunchtimes.

Children will be encouraged to ask for their items in French.  We will be selling a range of food and drinks e.g. crepes, brioche, croissants, fromage frais, fruit, apple juice and orange juice.

All items will be priced between 50p-£1.  The proceeds of this events will go into our school fund.  We will be serving each year group on the following days:

P1&P2 – Monday 25th March

P3&P4 – Tuesday 26th March

P5-6– Wednesday 27th March

P7 – Thursday 28th March


Thanks for your support,

The Enterprise Committee.

Planning future engagement – Tackling the School Run

For the last few months East Renfrewshire Council Roads & Transportation Department have been collecting information on school travel in the area and how streets and spaces nearby schools are being used during ‘the school run’. This is to assist developing long term plans on how we invite more walking and cycling, while discouraging car use, to help create safer and healthier school streets.

A key part of this work is how we engage with schools, stakeholders and the community moving forward. We would therefore like to invite you to one of a series of workshops planned during February to help shape future engagement efforts.

Please register you interest via links below and please share within your networks. The more people (of all ages!) that can get involved the better.

Upcoming Workshops

Tuesday 19 February:

1:30 – 3pm; Auchenback Resource Centre, 64 Aurs Drive, Barrhead, G78 2LW

5:30 – 7pm; The Foundry (Heys Room), Main Street, Barrhead, G78 1SW

Thursday 21 February:

1:30 – 3pm; Eastwood House, Eastwood Park, Rouken Glen Road, G46 6UG

6 – 7:30pm; Eastwood House, Eastwood Park, Rouken Glen Road, G46 6UG

If you have any questions or would like any further information please get in touch with myself or my colleague Ross McDowall via



Pope Francis Faith Award


P7 PFFA Reminder

PFFA Parish Commendations should be submitted to the Priest this weekend at any mass as per the letter sent out at the start of January. Pupils are aware of all arrangements.

With the deadline of final PFFA Journal Submission pending (18th Feb) we would ask that parents and guardians have a look at their child’s journal and ensure these are being completed/checked/signed at home. Pupils have all had verbal feedback from class teachers about what they need to do if they wish to achieve this special award.

Please see below the original letter

PFFA P7 Parent Letter – Deadline


Local Improvement Plan (DRAFT) 19-22

(DRAFT) Local Improvement Plan 2019-2022

The draft local improvement plan takes full account of the current national priority areas including the National Improvement Framework, West Partnership Improvement Plan, East Renfrewshire’s Community Plan and the department’s strategy Advancing Excellence and Equity in Education in East Renfrewshire. In particular, links have been made to the National Improvement Framework (NIF) priorities and drivers.


I would be grateful if you would look the draft plan and send comments and feedback or other priorities for improvement to to the school.

Please also see below the Standards Quality Report 2017-18

Standards Quality Report 2017-18

Master Class 2019


Our School Master Classes Need You!

We are pleased to let you know that we are planning to run a set of master classes throughout the whole school for three consecutive weeks this term.  The aim of our master classes is to allow the children to participate in a variety of different experiences to develop their ability to problem solve in daily life, learning and work.

Can you help us achieve this?

We know that we have many parents and extended family members with valuable skills that we could all learn and benefit from.  We would greatly appreciate if you were able to share these skills with the children during our master classes.  We have benefited in previous years from our parents expertise and the children have loved the diversity of activities on offer.  Some of the wonderful experiences our children have had include:

  • visiting Busby Hotel to learn banqueting skills
  • working on team building skills by assembling IKEA flat pack furniture
  • learning from a chocolatier the story of the cocoa bean from source to product
  • building a website to develop coding skills
  • working with stem ambassadors
  • developing cooking skills with local chefs.
  • developing drawing skills through the expertise of an architect

We know that there must be lots of other rich experiences that the children could benefit from. Our master classes will be running on Thurs 14th March, Thurs 21st March and Thurs 28th March from 1:35-2:35pm.  Please contact us if you feel you could help us in any way by emailing the school .

Thanks in advance,

Clionagh Leddy

Sacrament of Confirmation


P7 Confirmation Information

St Joseph’s Primary & OLM Primary

Thursday 9th May 2019   7pm  

St Mirin’s Cathedral, Paisley


Dear Parent/Guardian,

I hope you found the last information letter useful to help in preparing for the forthcoming Confirmation.

The P7 pupils have now completed research on their Confirmation saints and committed to receiving the Sacrament at the dedicated Mass that took place in December.


If your child has not already chosen a sponsor, he/she should do so now and advise their teacher of who this is by 18/01/19 so that we can complete the required paperwork. (Please note – sponsors should be 16+, a practising Catholic and someone other than the candidate’s parent)

SPIRITUAL PREPARATION                                                                                                                                                                Pupils will participate in a P7 spiritual retreat at St Joseph’s Church on Monday 25 February 2019. They will also be able to attend Confession in school on 25/03/19 It is recommended that families and Sponsors also take the opportunity to attend Reconciliation before the Confirmation and perhaps arrange for your child to do so at some point during the weeks prior to Confirmation.
WHERE DO CHILDREN & SPONSORS GO?                                                                                                                    

Candidates and Sponsors must be in the Cathedral Halls before 6.30pm.    Diocesan staff and teachers will meet them there, take register and ensure pupils have name badges                                                                                         

WHAT ABOUT FAMILIES?                                                                                           

Family members/guests should make their way directly to the Cathedral.

All congregation members must be seated and ready by 6.50pm

*A reminder that due to the numbers involved, suggestion from the Diocesan office is that 5 guests per family attend. (including sponsor)


PUPIL/SPONSOR PROCESSION                                                                                                                                                                  The procession into the Cathedral will begin by 6.45pm, pairing of child and sponsor within each school group.   (Before the ceremony, children will know their place in school procession (1, 2 etc) and should inform their sponsor)     

Pews will be labelled on either side of aisle with school name. St Joseph’s children will be seated on right side (pulpit side); sponsors seated correspondingly on left

We will continue to prepare pupils in school for receiving this Sacrament both spiritually and practically and we ask that you also continue to support your child at home, eg you could ensure that your child knows key prayers such as those overleaf.

Yours sincerely

K Wynne (Depute Head)



I confess to almighty God, and to you, my brothers and sisters,                      that I have greatly sinned in my thoughts and in my words,  in what I have done, and in what I have failed to do, through my fault, through my fault,  through my most grievous fault;                                                                                  therefore I ask blessed Mary, ever-Virgin, all the angels and saints, and you, my brothers and sisters, to pray for me   to the Lord our God.,             

The Gloria                                                                                                                                                                 
Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to people of good will. We praise you, we bless you, we adore you,  we glorify you, we give you thanks for your great Glory,  Lord God, heavenly King, O God, almighty Father.    Lord Jesus Christ, Only Begotten Son, Lord God, Lamb of God, Son of the Father,   you take away the sins of the world, have mercy on us;  you take away the sins of the world, receive our prayer;  you are seated at the right hand of the Father, have mercy on us.   For you alone are the Holy One,  you alone are the Lord, you alone are the Most High, Jesus Christ,  with the Holy Spirit, in the glory of God the Father.




Thank you to our wonderful parents for their kind donations at each event over Advent.


P1 and P2 Nativity collected £443.50 for our School Fund

P3 Nativiy collected £314.46 for St Margaret’s Adoption Society

P4 Advent Assembly collected £376.46 for Missio

P5 Advent Assembly collected £162.68 for Social Bite

P6 Advent Assembly and Enterprise Stall collected £379.26 for SCIAF

P7 Advent Assembly collected £135.89 for Marie Curie

In addition the Enterprise Day raised a massive £637.02 for School Funds


St Joseph’s Primary Social Committee are holding  a Race Night on 26th January 2019 from 7pm till 11pm in St Joseph’s Church Hall Clarkston

£10 per ticket which includes Haggis, neeps and tatties.

Ticket money should be placed in a clearly marked sealed envelope with your child’s name and class and handed in to school office.

Please note the school office does not hold cash so is unable to give change.

Tickets will be issued by the Social Committee in the New Year.


For 2019 P1 catchment school applications, an online application form has been created. This form will allow you to submit your details via the online form prior to providing your documentary evidence to the school during a set week.

The application form will be available on the council website in due course and will be publicised once it is live.

The online application form will close at 4pm on Friday 11 January 2019.

All applicants must visit the catchment primary school for which an application is being made between 1.45pm and 3.30pm, any day during the week of Monday 14 January to Friday 18 January 2019 to submit supporting documentary evidence. Applications can also be made at catchment schools during this week, if you are unable to apply online, and supporting documents should be provided at this time.

For further details please read the attached letter.

P1 REGISTRATION Advert 2019-20

Christmas Fundraising



P1-3 and P4-7 Enterprise Committees are running a Christmas Enterprise afternoon on Tuesday 11th December from 1:45-2:45pm to raise funds for our school. P6 children will also be a running a stall to raise funds for SCIAF.

Items will range from from 50p-£1.50.  All children will have the opportunity to purchase an item when they visit the stalls during class time. There will be a wide range of items for sale ranging from Christmas crafts to homebaking.  We will also be running some raffles.

Thank you for your continued support,

The Enterprise Committee and P6 SCIAF group

Advent Assemblies


P4 Advent Assembly will take place in St Joseph’s Church on Thursday 13th December at 6.15pm.  All parents and staff welcome.

A collection will take place for Missio

P5/7 – Click on link to indicate number of guests attending


P5 Advent Assembly will take place in school on Friday 7th December at 2pm.

A collection will take place for Social Bite

P6 Advent Assembly will take place in school on Friday 14th December at 2pm.

A collection will take place for SCAIF

P7 Advent Assembly will take place in school on Wednesday 19th December at 2pm

A collection will take place for Marie Curie

Infant Nativities

St Joseph’s Primary will be presenting Infant Nativities on the following dates and time.

Each heading below is a link to the Nativity Ticket Request form.

Please have your ticket requests in by Friday 23rd November.

P1 – Sleepy Shepherd

Tuesday 11th December at 10am

Thursday 13th December at 2pm

P2 – The Nativity

Tuesday 4th December 10am

Thursday 6th December at 2pm

P3 – We Three Kings

Monday 17th December at 10am

Tuesday 18th December at 2pm

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